The Jelkes Creek-Fox River Watershed is a sub-basin of the Upper Fox River Watershed.
Location: Kane, McHenry & Cook Counties. 40 square miles.
This subwatershed bears the name of the largest creek, Jelke Creek, in its boundaries but it also includes the Fox River from Rte 62 to Hwy 20, and these tributaries:
Carpenter Creek, Dixie Creek, Fourwinds Way (Selmartin) Creek, Lake Marion (Delta) Creek, Cougar (MacIntosh or No Name) Creek, Ratt Creek, Shaw Creek, and Sleepy Creek. Includes:  Algonquin, Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee and unincorporated areas of Dundee Township.
The watershed planning process brought together residents, municipal officials and agency personnel working towards the common goal of protecting water quality. The result was the development of a watershed plan.  This plan in not a legally binding document but rather a tool to make informed decisions. 
The Jelkes Creek-Fox River Watershed plan guides the work
of the coalition and benefits the community by:
• Involving stakeholders in a cooperative partnership
• Focusing on a waterway and its tributaries
• Establishing goals and management objectives
• Identifying and assessing impairments to water resources
• Providing recommendations to help with point and nonpoint
  source pollution issues
• Suggesting voluntary methods to protect and enhance water
  quality
• Developing an action plan for restorative and preventative
  efforts
• Supporting applications for grant funding and technical
  assistance
 
Presentations
Municipal Symposium - Watershed Wanderings, Elgin,
5-4-12 Presentations:
Planning for a Sustainable Water Supply Kane County 2040 Plan   Christine Sabdo
Dundee Township - Creating Special Places
Fox River Watershed  Rob Linke
Watershed Planning  Holly Hudson
Jelkes Creek Watershed Planning  Kelsey Musich
McLean Holmes Basin Retrofit
Sustainable Development Ordinances: Issues and Opportunities
Dennis Dreher
Tyler Creek Overview
 
6-15-11  Kimball Farms Natural Areas, Powleit
3-22-11  Dixie Creek Restoration Project
1-12-11 Shallow Groundwater Aquifers in Kane County, Schuch
Jelkes Creek Watershed Poster
Documents
Jelkes Creek Executive Summary  12-12
Jelkes Creek Action Plan    12-12
Watershed Action Plan Chart
Naming Options for Jelkes Creek – Fox River “GROUP”
Jelkes Creek – Fox River Watershed – Problem Statement
 
Jelkes Planning MeetingNovember 2010 Meeting - stakeholders rankings goals for the planning process
Creek Monitoring
Funding for this project was provided in part through the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act distributed through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
The Jelkes Creek Plan was approved by IEPA in December 2012:

Jelkes Creek Executive Summary
Jelkes Creek Action Plan

 
JCFRWC Journal Newsletter
2017-Vol 2- Number 1


Get Involved
Join the Jelkes Creek-Fox River Watershed Coalition as they work to implement recommendations from the watershed plan.
For more information on the plan or meeting times and locations contact:
Mike Ander and/or David Poweleit
Email:  jcfrwc@gmail.com
Jelkes Creek – Fox River Watershed Coalition (JCFRWC) Membership Application
Jelkes Creek – Fox River Watershed Coalition Brochure
 
Click on map below to enlarge
  Jelkes Creek Watershed
 
Maps
Lower Fox River - Jelkes Creek Watershed Boundary
Jelkes Creek - Fox River Land Use Map
Jelkes - Fox Roads-Community Detail Map
Jelkes - Fox Watershed Map
Jelkes Creek Fish Inventory Map
Jelkes Creek Walk Points Map
Jelkes Creek Watershed Boundaries
Rapid Watershed Assessment Locations Map
 
 
Stakeholders Committee
Agendas Minutes
11-14-12
10-17-12
9-19-12
7-25-12
5-30-12
4-02-12
2-02-12
11-17-11
10-27-11
9-29-11
8-18-11
6-15-11
11-4-10
10-7-10
11-14-12
10-17-12
9-19-12
7-25-12
5-30-12
4-02-12
2-02-12
11-17-11
10-27-11
9-29-11
8-18-11
6-15-11
3-22-11
1-12-11
11-4-10
10-7-10
 
Technical Committee
Agendas Minutes
10-27-11 
9-29-11
11-19-10
9-29-11
4-29-11
2-18-11
11-19-10
 
Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
2315 Dean Street, Suite 100, St. Charles, Illinois 60175
630/584-7960, Ext. 3